There are several barbecue places in Evansville, such as Shylers and Marx. Let me give you a tip from an edited post that made in August 2006:
Today I discovered the Bar-B-Q Barn in Evansville, Indiana, on Diamond Avenue at the corner of Kentucky Avenue…..I was impressed that the brisket could stand on its own merits without the addition of any sauce. The restaurant has two kinds of sauce, one "Sweet and Tangy" and the other "Vinegar." Tastes vary, of course, but I preferred the vinegar variety as it tasted better with the brisket. I only sampled it, though. It really didn’t need any help.
But the reason I think roadfooders might want to investigate this place is because of their barbecued chicken. Few barbecue restaurants, in my experience, cook a very good barbecued chicken. The guy who owns this place KNOWS how to do it right. It tasted much like those chickens that we buy for charities in our communities on weekends (or wherever). Blackened, highly seasoned, very peppery & very good.
As to the sides, try their marcaroni salad. It was a bit better than the blah stuff you find in the grocery store deli. The slaw wasn’t bad, either.
The place is very clean inside. A family operation, it has been open about three months. It is closed on Sundays.
For those traveling north or south through Evansville, Indiana, it is about a half-mile west of the Diamond Avenue (Indiana 66) exit on U.S. 41 going toward New Harmony, Indiana.